Chelsea vs Sheffield Wednesday
Chelsea played host to Sheffield Wednesday in the 4th round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Chelsea have already booked their place in the League Cup final this week after beating Tottenham on penalties.
The Blues will no doubt be keen to progress as far as possible in this cup as well.
Chelsea beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in their last FA Cup outing while Sheffield Wednesday beat Luton 1-0 in a replay.
Higuain & Hudson-Odoi both start for Chelsea
Ahead of Sunday’s game, there were two big talking points heading into the match.
The first being if Gonzalo Higuain would make his Chelsea debut.
The second being Callum Hudson-Odoi handing in a transfer request.
Hudson-Odoi has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich for much of January.
Then, on Saturday, it was reported by Sky Sports that the youngster handed in a transfer request.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has put in a transfer request at Chelsea as he tries to secure a move to Bayern Munich, @SkySportsNews has been told.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 26, 2019
Despite the transfer request, both Hudson-Odoi and Higuain started for Chelsea vs Wednesday.
@G_Higuain starts for the Blues!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 27, 2019
Whether or not this means Hudson-Odoi will remain a Chelsea player is unknown.
However, Chelsea fans have certainly had their say on the duo starting.
Social media reaction
Alonso starts means Emerson will be our main starter now.
CHO starts means Marina has threw the transfer request letter away.
Higuain starts it means I’m so gasssed
— Ali🇬🇭 (@TheBeardedRauI) January 27, 2019
— Diego (@abdullahi_26) January 27, 2019
CHO aint going no where
— ΩỮ€€Ň ŞΔŇĐ¥ (@QueenSandy_CFC) January 27, 2019
Good to see CHO n Higuain starting so if Alonso is starting this game Emerson should be our number left back
— M@rtez (@Mrtez2) January 27, 2019
— ⒹⓎⓁ (@ChelseaDyl) January 27, 2019
Disappointed that Hudson-Odoi has handed in a transfer request. Can’t really blame him but I’m disappointed. Expect Chelsea to tear up the request and keep him till summer anyway. If he changes he’s mind, good. If he doesn’t, Bayern will be back considering their approach so far
— Karan Yadav (@karanyadav21) January 27, 2019